The Detroit Lions front office is focused on changing the culture of an organization that has won just one playoff game in fifty years.
To take a team that has the talent to make a serious run at a Super Bowl, but lacks the discipline and maturity the next Detroit Lions coach needs to be a great leader, a good motivator, and above all a coach that can harness the immense potential of the roster, namely at the quarterback position in Matthew Stafford.
There are a lot of potential candidates out there for the Lions, but there is only one that fits that bill.
Ken Whisenhunt, Chargers offensive coordinator, has an outstanding track record for developing quarterbacks. He has resurrected the career of Kurt Warner in Arizona and turned the turnover prone Phillip Rivers into a top tier quarterback this season.
Whisenhunt was also an integral part of the development of Ben Roethlisberger where he served under Bill Cowher as an offensive coordinator. His play calling eventually lead to a Steelers Super Bowl during the 2005 season.
As a head coach, Whisenhunt took an ailing Arizona Cardinals franchise that hadn’t hosted a playoff game in over sixty years and lead the organization to a Super Bowl in just two seasons.
Wherever Whisenhunt goes success follows, particularly at the quarterback position, which should go a long way with the Lions front office as Matthew Stafford’s development has generally been viewed as priority number.
Whisenhunt’s résumé fits exactly what what the Lions are looking for in their next head coach which reportedly has set him atop of the Lions list of candidates.
What do you think Lions fans, would you like to see Ken Whisenhunt as the Detroit Lions next head coach?